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obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu sym
never been closer between the united states and israel than under barack obama the policy is the same. recall though that everybody on the hill is raising money all the time. if they think they can raise money by beating up on the president then they will do so. rush are limbaugh has a half interesting point to make about the haegle point now. >> obama is going to be the first democrat to actually cut the defense budget. i shouldn't say cut dismantle the military. this is more than cutting the budget. he wants to dismantle the military just like western europe did theirs. so get a defense secretary to preside over defense cuts, the result of the cuts is the dismantling of the military in order to pay for a growing welfare state. >> so inside that madness there is an interesting point. if you are going to do a defense cut it is helpful to have a defense secretary who is a war veteran and a combat hero. somebody who is popular with the troops. so he has a credibility with the men and women with the members of the armed forces. there are going to be cuts to the military. we may want to r
, is at heart a walnut. >> clinton and panetta had a private dinner can karzai at the state department. karzai meets with president obama today. >>> well, there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to a justice department investigation obtained by nbc news, two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and secret service agent just days before president obama's sit in april. the findings revealed the agents tried to destroy incriminating evidence. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has desclared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. the real misery, that's coming from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. former republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan might be in or out of the 2016 presidential race. congressman ryan told the wisconsin state journal that for now, quote, i've decided not to
is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the c
virginia women voted 54% in favor of barack obama. it's increasingly a diverse state, a purple state. i kind of scratch my head. how do they get their math if all they want to do is do a war on women? how do they want to expand that map if 54% of all voters are women? >> yet, jonathan, there are now four states with only one abortion clinic, mississippi, arkansas, and north and south dakota. this is often because republicans use onerous regulations, regulations, of course, that they deride in every other aspect of governance, but which they apply to prevent countless facilities from qualifying for usage. >> so, for instance, the virginia law that maria teresa pointed out, among the regulations that abortion clinics would have to abide by, abortion clinics would have to be regulated along the lines of a hospital -- a hospital operating room so they would have to have the ventilation system for a sterile environment even though one is not needed to perform an abortion. they would have to have regulated widths for hallways and doors for abortion clinics. and this is another one that is rat
massachusetts. he is now president obama's nominee to be secretary of state. eric shinseki went on to become an army lifer. he went on to become a four star general. he was appointed secretary of veterans affairs by president obama, in president obama's first term. general shinseki is expected to stay on at veterans affairs in the second term. if senator kerry and senator hague really confirmed in the two positions for which they are nominated, which especially in the case of senator hagel is no sure bet, but if they are all confirm, this will be the first time that there are three vietnam combat veterans in the cabinet. the expiration of vietnam as an american political issue -- and the expiration of the issue of vietnam service for american political leaders, that expiration date has been prematurely proclaimed for decades now. when bill clinton in 1992 won the presidency, despite having not served in vietnam, and his opponents trying to use that against him, it was said at the time that the vietnam era in american politics was finally over. that of course came as news 12 years later when
breaking down in his state address. president obama went to nowtown and cried, but we didn't break down. that shows the level of connection from its constituents. and the connection with washington is sometime different. and that is much more of a an impetus for any state-level government. >> jennifer: yeah, well i'll -- all politics is local, at least the most meaningful politics. mike sacks thank you so much for joining us. mike sacks from the "huffington post." coming up, actions by the states is one part of the equation and the federal government is the other. and we'll look at joe biden's day at the office. plus during a fiscal cliff negotiations mitch mcconnell was reasonable and willing to work with democrats, and those are two big no noes. and one of the famous mitt romney lines gets put to the test. it's a wednesday night in san francisco. we're just getting started. stay with us. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do revers
amendment. we learned today, that president obama is considering taking action through the use of his power of executive order, and at least one governor may consider confiscating guns from citizens in his state. here is vice-president biden telling reporters that the obama administration is preparing for unilateral action on gun-control . >> going to act. executive order, executive action can be taken. we have not decided yet, but we are compiling with the help of the attorney-general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. lou: at the state level, new york governor andrew cuomo proposing what he calls the toughest assault weapon ban the nation. the democratic governor suggesting that the state government has the power to seize guns. infuriating gun owners and gun rights advocates when he suggested that confiscation could be an option. the assault on the constitution certainly not limited to the second amendment. congressional democrats are now urging the white house to act unilaterally on the debt ceiling as well. twenty-one democrats
of, it would be john brennan. and obama's first term, brennan has been the one who has been at obama's side for all of these national security decisions. >> i want to turn to his remarks last may when john brennan publicly confirmed the united states has used drones to conduct targeted killings overseas. >> president obama believes if done carefully, deliberately, and responsibly, we can be more transparent and still ensure our nation's security. let me say it as simply as i can. yes, in full accordance with the law and order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft often referred to publicly as drones. i am here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. >> that is john brennan who president obama has said will be nominating to be head of the ca. marcy wheeler, your comments? >> what your leaders -- lister should know, john brennan has lied explici
for the candidate -- for the cabinet but does he reflect the obama administration's stated core values? for me, i still have a lot of questions about that. >> i want to bring in stephen. i'm wondering this. don't gay members of the military have reason then to be concerned knowing that the gains made in diversity and equality in the military could perhaps come under the leadership of a man who saw things differently? >> well, i think heather's questions are legitimate and fair. and i think that that is exactly what senate foreign relations committee hearings like this are all about is to pose questions and get answers where that person is. that said, i don't want to make this about me, but i happen to have -- i am a gay american. i am involved in national security foreign policy issues and i worked in the united states senate for a democrat. but i've known hagel for years. it just so happened i wrote about a discussion i had had about the efforts which sometimes look dicey to repeal don't ask, don't tell two years ago with senator hagel and i wrote about it. before the current controversy, i wrot
. but those complaining about the lack of diversity in the cabinet and women they are upset that barack obama beat hillary clinton in 2008. they wanted her to win the nomination. they are okay with president obama but hope she will leave the state department rest up and come back. >> andrea: it's a one man glass ceiling. but i don't think president obama did anything wrong. he has valerie jarret as trusted advisor. he wanted to nominate susan rice. i won't beat him up on this. he hates women, trying to take away the -- he said that romney caused cancer in one woman. the attacks were absurd. >> bob: there are 3,500 political appointees in the administration. in that neighborhood. i would bet you, i asked them for this but i didn't get an answer because i'm last in line to get answers. i bet there are more women appointees than any other administration. >> kimberly: talk about this. can i get a full screen up. women in the cabinet. look at this. obama, nine through his first term. george w. bush, ten. clinton, 17. oh, clinton is the winner again. >> andrea: why does it matter like eric said, it
during the hurricane itself. obama went to the state and christie embraced the president. but the press tends to always look at this with the political calculation as opposed to, is he doing the right thing for the people who live in his state and need his help? >> how will this affect the 2012 race and the 2016 race? i remember a friend arthur delaney when the employment thing came out, how this affects people who don't have jobs instead of how it affects the rich people. but we'll always look at the political angle for any story. >> just what political angle are you looking at. this is very good for his constituents and good for him. in the 36 days since he's -- >> just to wrap this up, less colorful governor of new jersey did it, we would cover it, but wouldn't be jumping up and down? >> to put it bluntly, yes. >> i agree. >> all right. anna marie cox, tim carney, thank you for being with us. >>> my two cents on why lance armstrong lied to so many people, including me. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my m
in these two nominations today, because you have chuck hagel, which is the barack obama who as a state senator had established his bona fides as someone against the iraq war, and also against expansion i military engagement overseas. and that is chuck hagel. and the other side of that he has also been slower to fight the good fight some would say from his base perspective of shutting down guantanamo. he has made compromises. and he has also signed some of the defense authorization and the reauthorization acts which many civil libertarians find offensive. >> one of the interesting things about brennan is his comments about political controversies that have happened while he was in office. divert pretty strongly from what has happened as policy around him. he said at the time he withdrew his name from consideration in 2009 he wanted to be known as somebody who was against the iraq war, known as somebody who was against torture, enhanced techniques, specifically against water boarding. he said recently he is against the shifting of military power to the cia, treating cia effectively as an air for
editor for president obama nominated john kerry for secretary of state before christmas. now he's running out his national security team, chuck hagel, john brennan. the president essentially walked away from susan rice. why does he want this fight? >> it's a great political idea on his behalf. if there's a big fight over this defense pick, it's going to be between republicans. right? republicans are in disarray on a number of issues. speaker boehner just survived a confidence vote that was a little bit dicier than we originally thought. there's a disagreeance on spending and a bunch of other issues. there's disagreements on defense. there's some new republicans who say, hey, we've got to stop this kind of knee network promilitary, pro interventionism out there. those people really like chuck hagel. there's other republicans who really hate chuck hagel. let this fight be between republicans i'm thinking is what barack obama is looking at. >> chuck hagel has managed to make people e iing jewish group rights groups. as he put it, i'm a united states senator. i'm not an israeli s
there's no way they will accept an assault weapons ban and president obama made it clear today the united states is accelerating its withdrawal from afghanistan and plans to leave very few troops there after next year this. much is clear. gone is the goal of nation-building and u.s. congressman phil gingrey felt two so-called rape candidates in the republican party wasn't enough. he's just come out defending aiken's legitimate rape comments and once again republicans keep it up and the story that's the star of hollywood, it's right here in the nation's capital. this is "hardball," a place for politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i am pink and i am a covergirl. ♪ i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chanti
, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. quote, and this is from e-mail, either e-mail or call when you can with suggestions, woolard wrote. the e-mail stated quote, the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for will be the largest solar thermal project in the world. brightsource energies project was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house regarding that loan closure. at a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said toward, quote, you are asking the guy who's in charge of making a final decision to proofread an e-mail that your chairman was going to send to the white house chief of staff, and you say there's no political involveme involvement? well, in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval and may 2011, a month after silver refused the proofreading request, which he reviewed as the e-mail as can be seen from his personal account, his personal e-mail account, not his department
that reads that the validity of the public debt of the united states should not be questioned. they say, based on that, they would support president obama, in raising the debt ceiling without congressional approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is not something we are going to do or are prepared to do. but we have a all right from dozens of democrats i
.m. will meet with president obama at the white house for meetings. car difficult is in the united states to discuss security in afghanistan. he has a wish list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> traffic and weather are next on abc7 news and a like look outside at golden gate bridge right now with headlights coming into san francisco showing it is all clear with our meteorologist, mike nicco, with the full act weather forecast. we will check with the abc7 traffic center as well. >> look at this: apocalypse vision with the sky turning red over the normally sunny >> good morning, again, at 6:40 on friday. it is not freezing cold. we have to contend with the wind chill. the winds are gusting to nearly 30 miles per hour and 23 in novato. dress in layers this morning. 49 in livermore and morgan hill, the cool spots. most of us around 50 to 52 and sunny and breezy. calmer and around 50 for saturday and sunday and warmer, low-to-mid 50's on monday. >> caltrain reporting 30 to 40-minute delay for train 520 beyond,ryville because of mechanical problems and no other mass tra
. there were reports of arrests, but no reports of serious injury or damage. >>> president obama faces a full agenda as he returns from vacation. the president and first lady returned to washington today from hawai'i. among his top concerns nominations for secretary of defense, secretary of state and treasury as well as budget battles over delayed spendion cuts, government funding and the looming debt ceiling. mr. obama's inauguration is january 21st, followed by his annual state of union address congressional leaders are gear up with the debate over the debt ceiling. as elizabeth corridan tells us republicans want any increase tied to spending cuts. >> i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't without a plan we all should be fired. >> reporter: now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis. this time, over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement is not reached by late february or early march the united states risks defaulting on its financial obligations and the altru will be on how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> the b
terrorist attacks on the u.s. and save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft often referred to publicly as drones. >> president obama prepares to nominate john brennan to head the cia. that the assassination czar, brennan has played a key role backing some of the most controversial post 9-eleven policies from the secret drone war to extraordinary rendition to wireless surveillance. we will look it the nomination for republican senator chuck hagel, fellow republicans have criticized him for views on iraq, iran, and israel. then, the steubenville rape case in ohio. >> we are anonymous. around mid august 2012, a party to present a small town in ohio known as steubenville. [indiscernible] kidnapping and rape of a 15- year-old girl. >> the hacker activist group anonymous has helped expose new details about a horrific high school gang rape case involving football players in ohio. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report.
in nine states and the district of columbia. president obama tipped the scales of the stunning announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage. >> president obama's support for gay marriage, how much is personal, how much is political? is this a game changer? you must be pretty happy that president obama reacted so quickly. >> i am. i feel so empowered. >> i mean, a big day for every, you know, every gay american. a big day for every american in many ways. whatever the reaction you had to it. how did you feel when you heard the news? >> it is a little bittersweet. i'm in north carolina and as a north carolinian, i was really disappointed with the way the amendment initiative vote went yesterday here in north carolina. but it's very promising to hear president obama finally come up and speak out on something that's so important. and i think the ground swell, the energy that was behind a lot of the activists and the people who were important in the vote here yesterday in north carolina, that energy made its way to washington and prem realized that this was a time to speak up
. >>> well, there are a few job openings expected in washington. it isn't just secretary of state and defense. president obama will also have a couple of other high-profile departures he will have is to deal with. we will tell you where the resumes are coming from. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> president obama has arrived back from his winter vacation in hawaii today and he got right to work. the president signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package that money provides money to help the government pay flood insurance claims a week from now, congress will weigh in on an additional $51 billion in sandy aid. >>> a source confirms to cnn the white house is calling seine is doors' offices today to tell them that chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary is imminent in an effort to help build support for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination w
and leadership of al-qaeda affiliated sorgsz one that has made the united states safer. >> reporter: president obama inherited the program from president bush but greatly expanded it. it's estimated that the current commander in chief, critical of his predecessor's conduct on the war on terror has nevertheless approved 300 drone strikes to kill an estimated 2500 people. >> al-qaeda top leadership, their external operations designed to hit us here in the u.s. and west and general taliban network and al-qaeda's low level fighters that is conducting operations and coalition forces in afghanistan. >> reporter: when asked today if john brennan directorship would result in intensification of the program, the white house declined to comment. >> shep: united nations reports that it can't get through to about one million hungry in syria. the syrian government is largely to blame. details ahead plus a new study suggests a popular blood pressure medicine could help your brain. that is coming right up. >>. >> shep: the syrian government that is shooting and bombing its people to death has found a new way
that lies ahead. >> that's president obama delivering his victory speech on election night. the race wasn't even close, despite the poor state of the american economy. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasted on one of their own during the primaries. isn't the american way that if somebody gives you a smack on the nose you eventually have to smack them back. isn't it time now for you to accept that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the old gingrich fist out and gave romney a good old smack? >> harry truman in his great re-election campaign when he was so far behind that gallup quit taking polls in mid september, went after dewey and crowds would yell out give him hell, harry. and he yelled back, no, i just tell the truth and it hurts like hell. i think romney's record is so bad, he's clearly a moderate, he's done so many things that are indefensible in the republican primary. it would be okay in a democratic primary but in a republican primary it's indefensible. all i have to d
patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are bein
and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there we
. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just
in washington state which violate federal law. what do you think the obama administration will ultimately decide to do about those states that have legalized pot essentially? >> the administration has signaled many times that they are not going to prosecute people in states where marijuana is legal, but it's important to note that this is not something that washington is going to take up any time soon, especially in congress. republicans who are in control in the house see it as kind of going off on a tangent. they don't want to take this up. it even splits democrats so it's not really an issue that you find a lot of unity on. so it's a long way from being an issue in washington, in congress, but the president is getting a lot of pressure to -- on both sides of the equation, both to prosecute people who are illegally smoking marijuana and selling marijuana and to not, so it's something that is a hairy issue right now we don't see a resolution to. >> i do find it particularly interesting, noam, we know of patrick kennedy's history with drugs, does want cancer patients and others with serious illn
on the terrorist groups. and they have been supported the direct talks with the u.s. designated terrorist states, syria and iran. they have launched attack adds. >> president obama supports the sanctions on iran. and they voted against them. >> reporter: the other controversy, risk drawing the oppositionsing president obama and the gay right groups. in 1998 they opposed that nominee for the u.s. ambassador that will be openly aggressively gay. two weeks ago in the written statement, he apologized calling for the remarks insensitive. he also said that he supports the gays openly serving in the military. president obama said that they reflect their changing attitudes. >>> and with respect to the particular comment. he apologized for it. >> reporter: they have friends on both sides of the aisle. he is now a member of their intelligent advisory board. and the confirmation hearing will have a rubber substantiate for their performance at the confirmation hearing that will be considered crucial. >>> officers are crediting an alert neighbor with catching a thief who stole packages off peoples porches. 2
.s. and is combat operations. as president obama, secretary of state clinton and many of this room have emphasized this transition provides us with the opportunity for diplomatic and cultural relations between our peoples. at georgetown, we are proud to be a part of this critical work notably through the u.s. afghan women's council. the council is a public private partnership that has been housed here at the university since 2008. it was founded in 2002 by president karzai and president bush in support of afghan women and children. it's focused its work of areas of education, health, economic empowerment, leadership development, and humanitarian assistance. since its founding the council has created call leadership, provided skills training, literacy and health care, established a burn center to treat victims and provide reconstructive surgery and provide leadership training for afghan women. in recent years we have witnessed significant improvements of the lives of women and children throughout afghanistan. educational opportunities for all children, including girls have increased. improvements h
and foreign policy of the united states and the interest of justice, i hereby order. >> four years after a bound to close guantanamo, president obama signs the national defense authorization act barring use of federal funds to transfer guantanamo prisoners to u.s. soil. 166 prisoners remain in guantanamo, which opened 11 years ago this week. 86 of them have been cleared for release. today we look at the case of one man, al jazeera's sami al-hajj, the only journalist held at guantanamo. held by the u.s. military for more than six years without charge, sami al-hajj was reportedly tortured repeatedly tortured, attack by dogs, hung from the ceiling. in january 2007, he began a hunger strike that lasted 438 days until his release. >> i go on hunger strike for many reasons. we are held in guantanamo without charge, without cause. they did not give us a chance to go to court about our case. >> today, a "democracy now!" exclusive, an extended broadcast interview with sami al-hajj from the headquarters of al jazeera in doha. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.o
a collapse of the fragile afghan state. >>> afghan president hamid karzai scheduled to meet with president obama on friday to discuss exactly this, the u.s. role in afghanistan beyond 2014. >>> now to business where the 787 dreamliner is turning into a bit of a night may for boeing as the airplanes are under investigation after back-to-back days of problems in boston. yesterday one of the jets spilled about 40 gallons of fuel on the runway at logan international airport. that's one day after an electrical fire caused by an exploding battery grounded a different dreamliner plane, also at logan airport. for more on boeing's troubles, let's go to jeff cutmoore in london. >> reporter: good morning to you. i suppose the good news here is ana has orders for 45 more jets, and they said we will to the change our orders. clearly this is a headache for boeing, because they have been beset by a slew of problems with the technicals on this wide-bodied jet. there are a whole bunch of other companies lined up here to take them, virgin airways, british airways, they will want to see some of these technic
will hold a meeting today with president obama about troop levels. in advance of that he met with secretary of state hillary clinton about handing off security responsibility to afghan forces by 2014. at one point secretary clinton joked about secretary panetta's plans to retire to his walnut farm in california. >> secretary panetta, in addition to his many years of service, is at heart about walnuts. >> clinton and panetta had a private dinner with karzai at the state department. >>> new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to a justice department investigation obtained by nbc news, two drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and secret service agent just days before the president's visit in april. agents evidently tried to destroy incriminating information or initially lied to investigators about the incident. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. security cameras at an
't want to prejudge but ultimately president karzai and president obama will state with regards to the discussions. but i will say this, but i was very satisfied with the discussions i had with president karzai. he indicated a willingness to be able to do what they believe is necessary in order for us to accomplish what we agreed to in chicago and that's what counts. >> sequestration question for you. >> and research? >> prudent measures he talked about. today include canceling ship maintenance and grounds maintenance, curtailing conferences, training ongoing? >> yes. >> is this an indication that throwing the towel and sequestration is going to happen? >> i'd like to believe that ultimately the congress will do the right thing. but the problem is this, but i thought plastered to sequestration was so not that there was any chance of it happening. undersold frankly there's not a member of congress that didn't take sequestration was the wrong thing and it shouldn't have been. but the longer they delay dealing with it and the fact is they been implemented h. c.r. an incentive to se
was to get something on paper that the vice president could deliver to mr. obama in advance of the state of the union address, wolf. >> we'll see what that state of the union address contains. specifics. that's what people want to know. thanks very much, joe, for that. >>> hillary clinton's team at the state department had a special plan for her return today and they had an opportunity to tease her about her health. tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> with the new year, the palestinian authority is changing its name. lisa sylvester's monitoring that. some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. >> from now on, the palestinian authority wants to be known as the state of palestine. the government's new agency called the r
over the years directly to secretary of state or president obama about your husband. it i've spoken to each of them. >> greta: and they've said what. >> they'll do everything they can to help get bob home. >> greta: and what are they doing? >> i believe that they're working through diplomatic channels, as i said. the ones i know working on a daily basis are the fbi agents and they have been extremely diligent in uncovering anything they can find about bob. >> greta: well, i know that you've been very patient. your family has been very patient and i know you want the government to do anything it can. i just hope that the united states can sort of step up the pressure, we don't like to leave americans overseas like that. anyway, christine, thank you, always nice to see you and come on back. >> thank you. thank you. >> greta: and now, new dangers from the recently published gun map, the ones showing the names and addresses of new york gun owners. rockland county officials saying the map is putting their officers in the line of fire. that jail inmates are talking to corrections officers
forcing deep cuts to all state services during the last budget cycle. >> right now in washington, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you a
the opportunity to meet president obama when he was a state senator. i think it was late 2003, maybe early 2004. first time i heard him speak. and at that time he said something that stayed with me. he said the democratic party needed to establish its core principles and stop reacting to the other guy, establish its principles and stick to them. and i think he has an opportunity now this term to really lead from that perspective, to -- you know, to really define who we are not just for the sake of the democratic party but to define who we are for the sake of the country but relative to core values that i think the american people approved of last november. so i think, you know, it's obviously an incredibly volatile time. there's some pretty volatile issues that are in the air. but he has the opportunity to show real skillful leadership at critical times and also i think, you know, put his capacity as a communicator to work to really do what i think he expected to be able to do at the start and that's to unify the country. difficult task. but that's the challenge before him. >> allen, let me tal
american flags and hands off my guns signs to protest president obama's quote, post sandy hook assault on gun rights. some state legislatures are carrying out that agenda, including two states where mass shootings have already occurred. for example virginia, the site of the virginia tech shootings and texas home to fort hood, they are both considering guess what loosening restrictions. but still there is room for hope. because in arizona the home of gabby if i giffords and christina taylor green in that state governor jan brewer today said she might be open to gun control measures. jan brewer, she told the arizona republic, i think gun control has been an issue that's been on the top of a lot of people's minds. it will be something that i'm sure will be addressed in the legislature, a and my ears are all open. jan brewer open to gun control. now i've heard everything. maybe, maybe something can happen maybe courageous leaders like bloomberg giffords, mcchrystal maybe they can change the world. with me is john rosenthal from massachusetts. welcome. >> thank you. >> jennifer: house leade
is obama care where the states refuse to follow the federal policy and sued for the right to do that and won a mixed holding from the supreme court. in the midst of all this, you have a supreme court which is itself very much influx -- everybody come on up. there are some seats in the front. don't be shy. the supreme court is very much influx. that area is unsettled in a way that it has not been for a very long time. and in the midst of all of that, talk about putting a cat among pigeons, legalize marijuana. and this is more than any of the previous policies, a direct confrontation with federal policy. they did it, moreover by referendum. lopsided votes to the public. now a parameter for our discussion is i think it's going to say that none of our comments are rehearsed. so i don't know what people are going to say. but i think we're all probably going to agree that federal policies as a matter of law is supreme here. i don't think that's in question. what is in question is what is wise for the federal government to do in this situation and what is wise for the states to do beca
voter-approved tax increases and austerity measures forcing deep cuts to all state services during the last budget cycle. >> right now in washington, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the
of immunity of -- is of specific importance to the united states. i can go to the afghan people and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> obama and karzai said they agreed that talks had to start with the taliban. insurgents must first renounce terrorism. >> voters in the czech republic are going to polls in the second day of balloting in the country 's first direct election. the president is set -- is stepping aside after one day in office. a more colorful candidate, a composer, has gained surprising popularity among the nation's young voters. no one candidate will gain an outright majority. there will be a runoff in the two weeks' time. angela merkel says unions have played an important role in overcoming the financial crisis by keeping the jobless rate low. she made the comments while attending the german trade association conference. she had criticism for the association. it is pushing for higher pay and a minimum wage. that proposal has not been popular with german employers. >> his company in berlin and makes machine housing. he employs about 150 people. he rejects t
as a wall street pick per se. he came back into government to manage the state department's international economic policy portfolio early in the obama ad minute. that was senate confirmation. named budget director making him a key negotiator during the 2010 debt talks. that left some republican was the sour tath about jack lew. in his book, bob woodward quotes saying brett loper in particular, found lew obnoxious. the budget director was doing 75% of the talking, lecturing everyone. not only about what obama's policy was but also why it was superior to the republicans'. barry jackson, former chief of staff, found lew's tone disrespectful and dismissive. lew is not likely to get any serious opposition. few senate republicans like jeff sessions aren't exactly saying celebratory things. according to fox news sessions has a prepared statement out that says, quote, jack lew must never be secretary of treasury. his testimony before the senate budget committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies him. jeff sessions is sort of alone on that front. one mor
the united states and israel? >> these are charges that we just heard in november. leveled against president obama saying that he would throw israel under the bus. the american jewish community in commit polls voted 70% for obama. they didn't believe those arguments. there are a variety of former american ambassadors to israel, leading israelis, leading jewish commentators. i myself write for a jewish newspaper at my hometown. there is significant support for chuck hagel and his positions. these are really not fair charges. he has a track record of supporting sanctions on iran, tough diplomacy with iran. >> in addition gay rights groups have also expressed opposition because of the comments he made just a little over a decade ago about american ambassador to luxembourg james hormel who is gay. i know he's apologized for these comments. what are your thoughts about that? there are still a number of gay rights advocates who have serious concerns about chuck hagel. >> this is a watershed moment in our country where the don't ask, don't tell policy has been repealed. chuck hagel has recognized t
with her likely replacement democratic senator john kerry. president obama nominated him to be the next secretary of state after clinton stepped down after four years on the job. >> she has been talking to him virtually nonstop. daily phone calls a number of phone calls. he is not in the building today but as i said last week she is 100 percent committed to having the smoothest possible transition and she will be available as much as he needs her. >>> secretary clinton has said she and senator kerry are working on ways to implement the recommendations of the independent review board studying the benghazi attacks which criticized leadership and management in parts of the state department. >> thank you, molly. we are hearing from general stanley mcchrystal. the four star general became the highest ranking military officer in afghanistan as commander of u.s. forces ain't national security assistance force. in his memoir my share of the task he details his 30 year career and talks about some of the controversy. many of you will remember the controversies in a moenlt. you will hear his take
it is not going to be over ridden by the president of the united states. it should be challenged successfully. >>> president obama put together a team to figure out what the president can do to prevent gunmen from carrying out mass murder. biden has been given to the end of this month as a deadline to make his recommendations today as part of the efforts include mra and wal-mart. >>> peter doocy live in washington. thank you. >>> it is time for stories you can bank on this morning and joining me is lauren simonetti from the fox business network. let's talk about zach lew nom nae for treasury secretary. he needs to go back to the second grade to fix his penmanship. he is expected to be nominated as treasury secretary. let's take a look at his signature. 8 loops for each of letters of his name. that would be on dollar bills below the seal of the treasury on the right side. take a look at timothy geithner. he had to do to to print. it went from the first one to the second one. the second one much clearer. we have to see if mr. lew will have to do his as well. >> aig has been in the news a lot th
around the state are expected to attend as the obama administration talks about new gun control laws after the deadly newtown school shooting. >> our aten dance is roughly doubled, in some cases more than doubled as people -- as guns are in the news and people are concerned about their second amendment rights going forward. >> we don't see any action and no change. >> reporter: richard is concerned about the gun shows contributing to local violence. >> you have those individuals that go out and buy guns for cheap at the gun shows and bring them to the community and sell them for more. >> reporter: richard has been fighting for a ban on gun shows for years. >> but the gun show keeps coming back. >> reporter: senator leno is a partner in the fight. >> finally, we got the bill to arnold schwarzenegger's desk and he vetoed it. >> reporter: with a different governor in office and a new national view on gun violence, leno is willing to try again. >> i think the time is right. >> now it's on the president's table. >> reporter: richard is hoping years of effort will pay off and change the re
president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his second. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to bring over his binder of women and hand it over to president obama which we've heard has had hostile environment in the white house. >> i think the bottom line is, he did fairly good job the first time, he hasn't delivered yet. he needs to. diversity at the highest level of government is going to deliver better results and better electoral and outcomes, what is he waiting for. >> i don't know where to begin quite frankly. because president obama ran one of the most divisive cam
, thank goodness. >> reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >> still ahead. secretary of state hillary clinton getting ready to head back to work. days after being hospitalized for a blood clot in her head. >> president obama back in washington to put the pieces of his second term in place. the new financial crisis he faces. and who he plans to nominate to be the next secretary of defense. also. the big change in san francisco. as drivers now have to shell out change. to park in the city on sundays. james holmes. the suspect in the colorado movie theater [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> james holmes, shooting. is expected to appear in court tomorrow. holmes is the man accused o
in afghanistan. president obama is due to deliver his first state of the union address on february 12th. john boehner said that the country faces intense challenges. >>> overnight and this morning we sure felt those extremely cold temperatures that our meteorologists were talking about. >> basically a repeat performance for tomorrow. although it will be a little cooler. that means we'll start in the 20s. live on our maps we do have a weather pattern, a few dry clouds out there. we're going to hold on to that slight chance at least over the next few hours. for the most part, partly cloudy skies and a cold start for the evening hours. right now once again showing you some 40s. already for this 5:00 hour up in santa rosa and napa and concord. downtown san francisco at 48. san jose in the upper 40s. some more cold numbers to show you up near sonoma, heelsburg and sebastapool checking in at 47. petaluma 44 degrees. areas of frost and take a look at these numbers these about two to 4 degrees cooler for the temperatures today. once again a freeze warning in place for the north bay also the inland va
week for the afghan head of state. tonight he meets with secretary of state hillary clinton before meeting with president obama tomorrow. >>> and in about 30 meant, vice president joe biden will host gun rights' owners and advocates as part of his gun control task force. the nra has other gun owner groups and sportsmen all headed to the white house. >>> walmart, the nation's largest gun retailer will attend a separate hearing with attorney joan eric holder. yesterday the task force met with victims groups and gun control supporters who say that they were encouraged by the conversation the task force is expected to make its recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, a major announcement about the presidential cabinet. this afternoon, president obama will nominate jack lew secede timothy geithner as secretary. he's currently the white house chief of staff and budget director. he will be nominated at 1:30 this afternoon and we'll stream it live on don't miss it. >>> talk about funny money, cash may look loopy if lew is confirmed. doesn't this look like
kerry at state. key advisers whose actions could define the obama legacy. plus, tackling two prickly issues -- u.s. involvement in plus, tackling two prickly issues -- u.s. involvement in afghanistan --
every single obama nominee until the pentagon agreed to a contract in alabama shelby's home state to one of the largest contributors to shelby's campaign. >> jennifer: of course. will the it address this issue of the buying of filibusters by lobbyists, is that something that could be fixed? >> we don't know what the end package will look like. but the outline that has been proposed by udall will provide accountability. if a senator like senator shelby wants to block a special interest then they have to go to the floor and make their case. that will call for accountability. >> jennifer: so a piece of paper cannot make your case for you. you've got to do what jimmy stewart in "mr. smith goes to washington" did. stand on the floor and make the case. however, that has been opposed by the group of carl levin and john mccain. >> there are a lot of competing interests here, and some folks for the compromise where instead just some nominees could be blocked, but each senator could have unlimited abilities to filibuster a nominee. again, with the republicans in the minority, they don't want to se
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of state hillary clinton. this morning's meeting with president obama will focus on the future of afghanistan and u.s. troop levels there. >>> today is the 11th anniversary of the day that the first prisoners were jailed at the u.s. detention center at guantanamo bay. there's a rally planned in the district today. amnesty international and other groups will gather outside the supreme court at noon to march down pennsylvania avenue. the protestors will call on president obama to close the prison. >>> checking our top stories now, an indiana mother starting off the new year with very good news, after she learns her son who was abducted nearly two decades ago has been found safe in minnesota. the boy was just five when he was taken by his grandparents. he is now 24 and married, expecting his first child. investigators tracked him down using his social security number. >>> closer to home, police are searching for a man with a history of violence who escaped from washington hospital. police say he suffers from paranoia and is suicidal. he escaped from the hospital wednesday night. h
directly to secretary of state clinton or president obama? >> vispoken to each of them. >> and they have said what? >> that they will do everything they can to help us get bob home. >> and what are they doing? >> i believe that they're working through diplomatic channels, as i said. the ones i know are working on a daily basis are the fbi agents. and they have been extremely diligent in uncovering anything they can dpiend about bob. >> i know that you have been very patient, your family's been very patient and you want the government to do everything. i hope the united states can step up the pressure. we don't like to leave americans overseas like that. anyway, thank you. nice to see you. come on back. >> thank you. thank you. >> now to new dangers from the recently published gun map, showing the names and addresses of new york gun owners. rockland county law enforcement saying the journal news map is putting their officers in the line of fire. they say jail inmates are taunting officer, threatening the officers that they may know the guards' home addresses. the rockland county sheriff i
's really important and significant. the reason is because new jersey is a big "d" democrat state. went for president obama in each of the two past presidential elections. so is christie the biggest contender for 2016? all right, this is a guy that -- he says what he thinks, roland. he says what he thinks. let me start off because a lot of republicans, john, have been questioning his party loyalty after the aftermath of hurricane sandy because in the final days of the campaign, he appeared with and complimented president obama. and then afterwards, he got very angry about the vote, right? and he slammed john boehner. loving obama, hating boehner, here he is. >> our delegation asked for a meeting with the speaker at that time. they were refused. i called the speaker four times last night after 11:20, and he did not take my calls. so you have to ask the speaker. it's just -- it is why the american people hate congress. >> when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the president does things that deserve scorn, i'll give him scorn. >> you know what,
in the political world by winning in north dakota, a state where mitt romney beat president obama by almost 20 points, republican congressman tom cotton from arkansas who volunteered for the 101st airborne in iraq and afghanistan after getting degrees from harvard and harvard law and joaquin castro of texas, named president of the house democrats. you may remember his twin brother, the mayor of san antonio. welcome to all of you. senator heitkamp, let me begin with you, 1 of 20 women in the senate. we saw you talking to diane sawyer just the other day talking about how women are better at working together than men, and during the campaign, that was actually your biggest criticism of president obama. i want to show everybody what you said during the campaign. "i think president obama failed in the one test america had for him, which was to unite the country. i think he needed to be more hands-on. i don't think he's done enough to think broadly and come up with solutions that would engage both sides in a reasonable dialogue." so how specifically does he fix that right now, and how can you help h
president obama's nomination for the archives of the united states and put a hold because of me. he admitted -- the archives of the united states, the nominee met with senator lamar alexand to he complained t about me him. but lamar alexander did not ask david to fire me. but he wanted to raise his consent. -- concern. credit, he did not ask me to change what i was doing, nor did they curtail the project. >> lamar alexander had worked for richard nixon and in the white house. >> i interviewed william timothy, who has been the head of the congressional office, and he did not like the interview. >> lamar alexander did not? >> i interviewed lamar alexander and there was no trouble. i interviewed him in 2007. he enjoyed the interview. i interview timmons in 2009 and he did not like it -- he felt there were too many questions about watergate. he was in a sense the rabbi -- alexander's got father with in washington. he is older. t i. immons -- i think timmons asked him to do this. >> usually the question he tells us about the oval office -- here is another one the people my age will remember. the
. funding battles are brewing across the country as a number of states are thought to block planned parenthood from accessing funds. the obama administration has often stepped in, funding organization itself or withholding federal funding unless they reverse their decision. >> every time on the state level, the president steps in and says over my dead body. reporter: there is a legal battle where it the organization wants without will leave for women without essential health care. the texas health and human services commission has locked in more than enough doctors to treat the poor women who depend upon planned parenthood for family planning services and checkups. lou: shannon bream, fox news correspondent. the current staff for one of their final meetings. it will become the al jazeera network. financed by an oil giant, qatar. al gore earns 20% of the current stocks. as if he had some credibility to begin with. he is supposed to be the face of clean energy. he just sold the channel to very big oil. you will never have here, it appears. there is also a reported 100 million-dollar p
into weapons control in the united states. 27 people were murdered, including 20 schoolchildren. it will be ever on the 21st of january, the time of president obama as inauguration. republicans are warning that the report will have to be thoroughly looked at and discussed before they could think about moving any bills and to congress. it will have to wait until after the country's next debt crisis. >> here is a recap of our top story spread barack obama has nominated a former republican senator to be secretary of defense. if confirmed, chuck hagel would replace leon panetta. the group of u.s. banks has agreed to pay more than $19 billion to settle complaints stemming from the 2008 mortgage crisis. the group includes bank of america, which also agreed to a separate settlement. delegates from the government of the central african republic it had postponed their departure for peace talks with rebels. they were due to begin on tuesday. journalists at a leading chinese newspaper have gone on strike as disputes over press freedom. it is known for its investigative journalism. the stre
's role in the truce negotiations earned him praise from president obama. secretary of state hillary clinton and israeli leaders. >> and he's been doing a good job, you believe? >> i think he's doing a responsible job from his point of view. i don't think he's acting for is heart is somewhere else but his behavior is spoonable and because responsibility is needed for everybody, not only for us and for them. now morsi wants to help for a long-term peace. >> do you believe that a two-state solution that will allow israel and palestine to live side by side? >> translator: the palestinians have the full right without any interference from anyone to get whatever they want for themselves and now i'm looking forward and i'm working on achieving reconciliation between the palestinians, between fatah and the others and hamas. and it is they who will decide. i support them in what they decide. they are -- they have the right. they own the right. it's only they who have the right to decide on their destiny and, by the way, this is stated in the peace treaty, the palestinians decide on what they
are brewing across the country as number of states sought to block planned parenthood accessing their fund. the obama administration has often stepped in. directly funding the organization itself, o threatening to withhold federal funding unless they refund the decision. >> every time we defund on state level the president steps in and says over my dead body. >> there is a legal battle in texas where the state demanded none of the funding go to planted parenthood and that would leave poor women without healthcare. monday, the human services commission announced it locked in more than enough doctors for the people depended on the planned parenthood for checkups. >> bret: thank you. survivor of the tucson shooting ram page is taking on the gun lobby. gabrielle giffords seds she and astronaut husband mark kelly will raise mup for gun control efforts. giffords was shot in the had in a constituent meeting two years ago. sick people were killed. high-ranking nra official will attend a meeting of vice president biden gun task force this week. president obama asked biden's group to provide recomme
. now that he's somebody that barack obama likes there's an issue. anytime you make criticism of israel and the united states there will be problems. when you talk act cutting military spending there will be problems. but ultimately is that enough? you want to cause this kind of fight with the president? not right now with the debt ceiling and bigger issues looming. >> what do you think of jack lew? he's to replace tim geithner. seems that we're on the verge of a different kind of philosophy now. >> yeah. i think what's interesting is barack obama is getting to people who are closer to him. jack lew used to be chief of staff. obama's like, look, my first term i was getting all the people to make america happy. now i'm getting people to do what i want them to do. a lot of people didn't like how fiter in did the job so obama is putting his own thumb on this one. >> people said he's too much like the president or backing his policies. i thought isn't that why you pick people for your cabinet? >> exactly. that's what barack obama wants to do. he is now safe. he doesn't have to worry about r
the kind of campaign rhetoric, the obama administration has taken few steps to rein in the program intended to target terrorists. the president has insisted that drones have been used only to prevent an operational plot against the united states. yet as the guardian reports, america's use of drones has soared during obama's time in office, with the white house authorizing attacks in at least four countries -- afghanistan, pakistan, yemen and somalia. it's estimated that the cia and the united states military have undertaken more than three hundred drone strikes and killed about 2500 people. it's clear we have yet to understand the full impact of the country's drone war. one former obama security adviser calls the use of drone counterproductive. use of drones counterproductive, that is. and retired general stanley mcchrystal who championed use of drones in afghanistan is now advising caution. he says what scares me about the drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. the resentment created by the use of american unmanned strikes is much greater than the average american antici
it for other stuff. >> medicaid is a great example. there's a brewing fight in red states over the obama care medicaid. this is going to be big. there's a lot of money. there's a potential of diverse coalition fighting for medicaid expansion. it's not just diverse on the left. it's kind of the tea party against the world. i think hospitals. this will have a big impact on hospitals if they don't accept the medicaid expansion. a lot of money is at stake. not to mention the faith based community and the left and labor. it's going to be interesting if there's not little miniwars on poverty in the next few months. >> the other piece that is surprising is the war on poverty at the state level gets shifted back to the war on poor. one of the things states are passing are the drug testing for it so if you are going to get limited benefits you have to pass drug tests. >> how about have your blood tested for lead levels. let's go back to what we were talking about earlier. access to make good choices about nutrition. if you are living where your children are exposed to lead. part of the problem, talkin
obama made a number of nominations to his cabinet, including the current white house chief of staff, jack lew, to head up the treasury department. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by secretary timothy geiger and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had greater and the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i could not blamed him when he tried to tell me he was not the right guy for the job. [applause] but i knew that his extensive experience with economic policy made him qualified. i knew he could hit the ground running. he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emerged in the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor to save the fi
states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, i think it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical about the ability of the united states to do that. definitely when chuck hagel and senator jack reed traveled with president obama, this is part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have? guest: they do get along personally. i think if you looked at the first term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secre
input on proposals to combat gun violence in the united states. biden says he will present recommendations to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and gun owners groups. the president of the national rifle association says he's disappointed with the meeting. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same he's taken in years. these are not new positions. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting he said no we made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow quote law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. >>> two families are suing oikos university over last years deadly shooting rampage in oakland. seven people died when suspected gunman juan koa opened fire. the lawsuit was filed in alameda county yesterday by families of two of the victims. the school should have known he was to pose a serious danger to students because of the disagreements he had with t
apologized callinggr the remarks insensitive. president obama did not spend a lot of time in the united states senator. he forged a relationship on candor and trust with hagel partially during trips to iraq and afghanistan. the president today said he'ds t always been impressed with willing to go against hagel's'd wisdom.ress hagel said he if he's confirmedst he'll do just that. >> pelley: what about the man nominated to be director of central intelligence, general brennan? will he have an easier time? >> reporter: probably an easier time. wi he's been the number one advisor for the president dealing with every terrorist plot-- real, imagined, large and small-- for w four years at the obama white house. 25 year veteran from the c.i.a., up from the ranks, substantial experience, good relations ons, the hill, probably a slightlyce easier time than senator hagel. a >> pelley: thank you very much. we wanted to let you know that while in vietnam chuck hagel fought alongside his younger brother tom. this is a picture of them together. one day their armored personnel carrier hit a land mine an
's an attempt to murder an alleged organized crime leader. sources tell cbs news that president obama is expected to plush a plan to reduce gun violence and will push it in the state of the union address. >> meanwhile they go into enemy territory today meeting with task forbes on the issue. the vice president is leading the push for new gun restrictions. bill, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, vice president buyten meats with sportsman and later today with the nra but he said the president could make these change bice executive order, although it's really not that much he can do. but he did give hope yesterday to supporters that change is coming. >> we're here today to deal with a immediate action urgent action. >> the vice president was determined saying administration will act to reduce gun violence and point together new tragedy as a game-changer. >> it is awakened by violence in the country. >> we just came out of what we thought was a very productive and actually inspiring meeting. >> reporter: after the meeting gun supporters spoke for high
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